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February 5th, 2014

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As we enter the Twilight Zone of Wednesday, why not relax, and converse into the night on the day’s events in PB NightHawks.

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The round up of recent events (click on the links below, and it will bring up the relevant link)

  1. A letter from Syed Kamall MEP punctures UKIP’s absurd Muslim pledge idea
  2. Ukip MEP who supported Muslim code of conduct urged halal slaughter ban.
  3. Aidan Burley to quit as MP at next election after ‘Nazi’ stag party row
  4. It’s time Miliband ignored Labourites who can’t stand left-wing populism
  5. PMQs Verdict: Men men men men manly men?
  6. How women have deserted the Tories at the polls. 
  7. How we fired Anne McIntosh MP
  8. Tim Yeo’s deselection: Is this the start of a Tory Spring? The deselection of two Conservative MPs in the past week is leading some to suggest that grassroots members have had enough 
  9. Stage-managed PMQs? The problems go deeper than that. The revelation that David Cameron’s staff have been planting questions should signal the end of this grotesque charade
  10. Tory HQ can’t tell difference between Huddersfield and Hull
  11. Hopi Sen admits “I am a blackleg scab.”
  12. Trade unions seen as essential, though not as powerful as in the 1970s and 80s
  13. Leave EU and face decline, say Chinese. The majority of China’s online population think the UK’s influence in the world would decline if it left the EU, but Americans are more divided on the question
  14. Labour’s Wythenshawe and Sale East candidate wanted David Miliband to be leader.
  15. UK coalition strains show on economy. Public disagreement is becoming commonplace
  16. IFS: more than half of George Osborne’s planned cuts still to bite, Thinktank’s ‘green budget’ finds national debt will only return to pre-crisis levels in the mid-2030s
  17. We’re more Norwegian than British, say SNP supporters
  18. Scottish independence: Vince Cable claims RBS would ‘inevitably’ move to London
  19. Scottish independence: Taxis to drive Yes vote (hat-tip TheUnionDivvie)
  20. Welcome to the gay-hating Olympics: Footage of horrific beatings and humiliation handed out by homophobic Russian gangs emerges days before country hosts winter Olympics (Note this contains graphic and upsetting footage, NSFW)
  21. You may start to dislike Bill Clinton, if you already disliked him, you’re probably going to start hating him. Elizabeth Hurley denies ‘ludicrously silly’ claims she had year-long affair with Bill Clinton after he flew her on private jet to the White House
  22. Policeman who smashed up pensioner’s car receives £400,000 compensation 
  23. Despite the tough talk, Grayling has listened to the judges on judicial review
  24. Met Police chief Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe apologised in person to Andrew Mitchell over Plebgate row
  25. Today is the 56th anniversary of the United State’s Air Force losing a hydrogen bomb, it has never been found.
  26. Tomorrow is the 365th Anniversary of The claimant King Charles II of England and Scotland being declared King of Great Britain, by the Parliament of Scotland. This move was not followed by the Parliament of England nor the Parliament of Ireland.
  27. Tomorrow is the 329th anniversary of James II of England and VII of Scotland becoming King upon the death of his brother Charles II.
  28. Is this Britain’s stupidest criminal? Watch the video of the Bungling arsonist setting himself on fire in Rochdale

TSE